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The Olympic games already started with the team sports a couple of nights ago and the opening ceremony is coming up today. What are you guys looking forward to seeing? I'm always interested in the events where the Olympics is the pinnacle of the sport, as opposed to the modern sports they have added to try to make more money over the years like football and tennis etc. I'm looking forward to the track cycling and the track and field. It was nice seeing Australia beat Argentina 2-0 last night though! ๐Ÿ˜‰

With the covid situation I really think its a bad idea to be running these games now. I would have thought the sensible thing to do would be to call it off until 2024 and just push the other hosts back 4 years each. But then the IOC wouldn't get their sweet television broadcast money so I guess there was no realistic chance of that actually happening. I feel sorry for the Japanese hosts. They clearly are being forced to run it now even though they don't want to, and they won't get any of the tourism or ticket sales benefits.

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23 July 2021 - 12:19pm
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Usually football is the last thing I'm interested watching at the Olympics mate.

Really after road and track cycling, unfortunately will have to miss the men's race road cycling tomorrow morning cause I'm going on a holiday and it's staring when it's like 5am in the morning here anyway.

At least the Olympics would be held in a more comfortable time zone for you Ed.

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. It was nice seeing Australia beat Argentina 2-0 last night though! ๐Ÿ˜‰

I wasn't aware of this score, congrats๐Ÿ‘

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With the covid situation I really think its a bad idea to be running these games now. I would have thought the sensible thing to do would be to call it off until 2024 and just push the other hosts back 4 years each. But then the IOC wouldn't get their sweet television broadcast money so I guess there was no realistic chance of that actually happening. I feel sorry for the Japanese hosts. They clearly are being forced to run it now even though they don't want to, and they won't get any of the tourism or ticket sales benefits.

Yeah, like you said Ed, there's too much money involved here for us to believe the games would of been postponed or rearranged for 2024, as you mentioned the Japanese will loose a lot of benefits in regard of hosting such event and it's a real shame there wouldn't be any spectators...but it is what it is I guess.

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23 July 2021 - 1:32pm
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I'm honestly shocked they're having the games.

If they're going to play, I'm particularly interested in watching women's beach volleyball. Other than that, I like weird sports I'd otherwise never watch: water polo, badminton, handball, etc.

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The cycling road races were great to watch. The Ecuadorian rode away with the men's race but there was a comical finish to the women's. There was a Dutch rider who thought she had it won, her team came through with the peloton to catch a breakaway group and rode her through to the end where she was celebrating until her coach told her that an Austrian rider had already finished about a minute earlier. They never realised that she had ridden off from the breakaway earlier and no-one caught her.

I just caught the end of the men's triathlon. That race was brutal. The look on the winner's face as he surged away for the last kilometre of the run was incredible. He was in so much pain but he held on, crossed the finish line then got on all fours and spewed. ๐Ÿ˜ซ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿคข๐Ÿคฎ

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I just caught the end of the men's triathlon. That race was brutal. The look on the winner's face as he surged away for the last kilometre of the run was incredible. He was in so much pain but he held on, crossed the finish line then got on all fours and spewed. ๐Ÿ˜ซ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿคข๐Ÿคฎ

I can totally relate to this guy. I do the same thing when I run a mile.

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28 July 2021 - 12:06am
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Did you guys see this? ๐Ÿ˜‚

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Or this...

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Wow. I like the surfing jump, but I REALLY like the reaction above it.

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The GOAT of Olympic sports.

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What interests me about the Olympics is athletics. the athletics events started yesterday.

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I'm watching the athletics right now. Man the conditions are tough, especially for the long distance runners. The TV is saying it is 37 degrees C and over 60% humidity. Imagine trying to run 3000m in that heat, and jump over hurdles in the steeplechase.

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Well it wasn't the greatest 100m race despite the build up, was it? Nice light show before though. A disqualification and a couple of guys coming from nowhere who drastically reduced their best times to make the final. They must have "trained really hard" during lockdown... hmmm

I loved the Italian and Qatari sharing the high jump gold medal though.

Have you seen the official photo finish? ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‚

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I saw the Jamaican women dominate the 100 meter last night. It wasn't even competitive! They're completely in control of that event.

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Yeah they are way ahead of everyone else. It makes you wonder what their secret is... ๐Ÿค”

I just saw that climbing has been added this year. I didn't know that was in it but I'm glad it is. It is super difficult, great to watch, and it doesn't involve judges giving subjective scores which I really don't like. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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So this German runner has become a bit of a cult hero in Australia. He didn't make the 1500m final but the whole Farken family are said to be very proud, especially mother Farken.

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Yeah they are way ahead of everyone else. It makes you wonder what their secret is... ๐Ÿค”

I just saw that climbing has been added this year. I didn't know that was in it but I'm glad it is. It is super difficult, great to watch, and it doesn't involve judges giving subjective scores which I really don't like. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

It'd be great if they had the rock climbing wall from American Gladiators where the gladiators chase you up and try to peel you off.

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It's amazing how the Olympics make sports that you usually ignore, and don't give a f... about interesting all of a sudden. I was really thrilled by hockey and dressage. Even cricket would be looking good at the Olympics

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Hockey yes... though I have no idea why they are calling fouls half the time. Dressage ... no, never in a million years will I ever find that entertaining. I don't mind the horse jumping and the cross country race but the dressage is painfully boring for me. ๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ’ค

I also love how we all become experts on these sport that we haven't watched since the last Olympics. My son and I sit there calling scores for the diving as if we know what we are doing! ๐Ÿ˜‚ Man those Chinese girl divers are incredible. They are like pebbles dropping into water from 10m that hardly make a splash. It helps that they are 14 years old and look like they weight about 30kg but still... amazing.

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Here in Germany we had first 80 million virus experts, than it was 80 million national team soccer coaches, during the Olympics they are whatever we are about to win experts.
I'm looking forward to the winter Olympics. Curling is like Superbowl, 7 nations rugby and Bundesliga together ๐Ÿ˜‚

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Yeah they are way ahead of everyone else. It makes you wonder what their secret is... ๐Ÿค”

I just think they have the best coaches there Ed, and still dominating the women's sprint, well not anymore in the men's but that's quite normal after Bolt's retirement and the other Jamaican getting older and looked tired.

The American sprinters looked quite out of shape in both genders, but it's so tough to them to even get to the Olympics cause of the great competition at the US national championship that a month later they're just not in the same form anymore.

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The cycling road races were great to watch. The Ecuadorian rode away with the men's race but there was a comical finish to the women's. There was a Dutch rider who thought she had it won, her team came through with the peloton to catch a breakaway group and rode her through to the end where she was celebrating until her coach told her that an Austrian rider had already finished about a minute earlier. They never realised that she had ridden off from the breakaway earlier and no-one caught her.

I've missed the women's race but I've seen that happening once or twice before, I think there wasn't a communication system between managers and riders which is otherwise used in pro tour which probably created the confusion in that situation.

I've been watching a full replay of the men's race yesterday and it was quite tough, for me Wout van Aert and Pogacar were the strongest riders out there but Carapaz played it really smart being able to catch the two breakaways that turned out to be keen in consequence.

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In general I've been watching a lot of different sports at the Olympics and it was entertaining for most of the time.

It was a great final between France and Denmark in men's Handball for example but from the 2 TV channels that have covered the Olympics here a half of the final game is all they've shown really.

Enjoyed Pole vault in both men's and women competitions too.

In the end I've been reading today about the prize money that the Bulgarian athletes will going to receive for their medals by the local federation or the state itself (don't know who exactly paying that).. but I suspect... the taxpayers, anyway...

There's a 3 golds won(far above expectations by the way) but one of them in Rhythmic gymnastics group (which includes 5 girls) so there will be 7 gold medal cash rewards paid out each one of 250 000BGN which equals about EU130 000 or $150 000...!

Even the silver medal "worth" 200 000 BGN =$120 000!

Don't get me wrong I think the athletes deserved the money for their efforts but when it's about the poorest economic in the Eu Union and more so when a sum like this equals a 2 year budget of the Bulgarian road cycling federation for example...it seems quite inadequate and wrong thing to do.

I guess the taxpayers should be happy we don't have like 20 champions in this Olympics.. not that this would be something realistic...the way money have been distributed here.

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Over here the TV channel broadcasting it also had a streaming service where you pick just about anything you wanted to watch. So I was able to watch a lot of stuff they wouldn't show because Australia had no chance of winning, and the extra bonus was no Aussie commentators on the streams. It was probably the best coverage of the Olympics I've seen because of that.

The interesting thing about the prize money is that the medals in the first place are mostly a function of how much money is spent on the athlete's training. i.e. Countries that spend more win more. The USA, China, Russia, Great Britain, Australia etc spend way more than anyone else because they treat it like a global dick measuring contest.

A hilarious thing that was reported in the media here is that until the last day the USA was behind China on the medal table. But not in America.. oh no they changed the way the medal table is reported in their media (total medals ahead of total gold) so that they get to be on the top all the time. It's as pathetic as the inevitable articles we get here every time about how Australia is so awesome because we have a small population but win a lot of medals.

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I'm not sure how long ago the Americans have implemented their own variance of the medals table but certainly this is the way they've been calculating it for at least the past 2 Olympics...probably since the Chinese dominance...but not sure about it.

Even if it's just a "dick measuring contest" (and I'm tend to agree with that) I think there's should be some sort of points calculation system that would make the medal table a bit more fair I think.

Yeah, China had more golds before the last day but US had a lot more medals themselves by the time so both sides have their arguments...so I was thinking 3/2/1 points for gold/silver/bronze would be a bit more relevant way of measuring the attributes๐Ÿ˜‰

Otherwise I'm agree with all you're saying above Ed, watching the Olympics with the local commentary is most of the time an annoying experience with them being so obviously biased...even when it's about a right ref's decision which is though in harm to some of our athlete/s.

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